With spring in full swing + winter well behind us, it’s time to say “out with the old.” Spring is the season of rebirth, so why not give new life to like-new or gently used items? In the spirit of spring cleaning, we’ve rounded up a few Lakeland organizations that accept donated items, help locals in need + support community causes.
If you’ve got a lot to give, like clothing, furniture, appliances, entertainment + toys, these organizations provide reused goods for those in need at affordable prices.
- The Salvation Army accepts car donations and offers furniture pickups.
- If you’ve got an extra car you need to get off your hands, the Red Cross also takes car donations.
- Goodwill-Suncoast even has some technology recycling centers for bigger donations.
- Lighthouse Ministries relies on donations of linens to provide clothing and a place to stay for individuals experiencing housing insecurities.
- The Women’s Resource Center in Winter Haven provides clothes + diapers to families dealing with emergency situations.
- Helping Single Parents Charity Outlet accepts clothing, furniture, and homegoods for resale.
- Have professional outfits? Donate them to the Top Buttons Wearing Confidence Program so they can properly distribute clothing to those who are searching for careers.
- One More Child accepts cooking + baking supplies that are underused or can be reused.
- The Dream Center of Lakeland accepts childcare supplies + clothing to provide resources to parents in need.
- Peace River Center Thrift Shoppe helps families enduring transition. In addition to clothing + furniture, this is a great place to donate toys with more life left in them.
- Habitat for Humanity of East Polk County uses donated equipment + furniture to build homes — whether you have leftovers from a project you didn’t complete or can reuse supplies from a remodel. It will also pick up pre-approved car donations.
- Don’t have much to get rid of this year? OneBlood is always in need of blood if you are able to donate.